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Windows® 8 upgrade offer
Microsoft® is currently offering $40 upgrades to Windows® 8 Pro for a limited time for users of Windows XP® or later.
The Windows® 8 Release Preview has provided an opportunity to experience the new capabilities that have been designed with developers, consumers and businesses in mind. Microsoft® rolled out the Windows® Upgrade Offer on June 2nd, 2012 to 131 markets including the USA and Canada. Users who purchased eligible Windows® 7 PCs with preinstalled Windows® 7 Home Basic, Home Premium, Professional, or Ultimate with a matching valid OEM Certificate of Authenticity through January 31, 2013 will qualify to purchase the Windows® 8 Pro Upgrade for $14.99 upon availability. The offer comes with 90 days of technical support from Microsoft® and is only valid until February 2013. These users will be able to keep their existing settings, personal files and applications.
Users who are uncertain about their eligibility can contact Microsoft® for information on how to run the Windows® 8 Upgrade Assistant on the Windows® official website. The Windows® 8 Upgrade Assistant evaluates your PC to determine whether Windows® has already been installed and if the existing hardware meets system requirements. It provides detailed instructions and information regarding PC qualifications, issues that may prevent upgrade, components that need to be updated to enhance functionality with Windows® 8 and more.